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Appointments, University Published:

Professor Maarit Salolainen: ‘Multidisciplinary cooperation is the key to solving sustainability issues in the textile field’

Professor of Textile Design Maarit Salolainen wants to see closer cooperation not only between research in different fields but also between the university, the industry and resellers to bring about change.
A model walking the catwalk shows off an outfit created by a fashion designer, while audience sits watching the fashion show
Awards and Recognition, Studies, University Published:

Näytös24 was a celebration of creativity and personality

At the annual Aalto University Fashion Show, a total of seven prizes were awarded to fashion students' works. Innovation, high technical skills and sustainability were emphasised in the award criteria.
Dark-haired woman in dark dress standing outdoors with Otaniemi campus on a summer day
Research & Art Published:

Satu Lähteenoja: ‘Futures thinking and co-design are needed for advancing sustainability transformations'

In the I claim series Satu Lähteenoja shows that the transition arena method increases the understanding of systemic change among civil servants and decision-makers and helps them to think further into the future.
Kandidaattikeskus amphi Kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo / Aalto-yliopisto
University Published:

New book tells the story of the birth of Aalto University

"Aalto. The birth of the University" outlines the extraordinary administrative-political-social process that led to the formation of Aalto University.
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Studies, University Published:

Reetta Ranta: ‘I try to think about how to make the world a better place’

Alum story: Alum of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture believes that everything we do should involve ethical reflection.
Three-part image: yellow flower and text Marsio on the left, image of Aino-Marsio-Aalto in the middle, Aalto logo on the right
Campus, University Published:

Aalto University's open-to-all meeting place Marsio will open in September

Opening exhibitions present the Aalto community’s solutions for shaping a sustainable future

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Aalto student – New Student Guide replaces Into

Into.aalto.fi has been migrated to the Aalto.fi site, and the new Student Guide contains information and news for students

Opiskelijan oppaan kuvituskuvaa

Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Professor Marco Steinberg behind his desk

Professor Marco Steinberg: ’We need to change, and we need to do it now’

Professor of Practice in Strategic and Industrial Design says that the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change, won’t be addressed by tinkering at the edges of today’s solutions but rather require a more fundamental redesign.

News
Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

News
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Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

News
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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

News

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

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Information sessions, Networking

US alumni get-together at FinnFest 2024

Join us for this first-of-its-kind get-together of Aalto University and University of Helsinki at FinnFest 2024!
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Networking

Aalto Digital Creatives afterwork and info session

Aalto Digital Creatives programme continues the series of open afterwork sessions and warmly welcomes creative industry students, researchers and practitioners to join the next event.
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Exhibitions

Aalto ARTS Student Show 2024

The Aalto ARTS Student Show brings together a selection of student projects from all over the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Designer Noora Yau's shimmering wood chrystals. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
Lectures and seminars

Events programme – Designs for a Cooler Planet 2024

Attend over thirty open seminars, talks, tours, film screenings and workshops. Most of the events will take place at the Otaniemi campus or online.
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